Relay Messenger Alpha (for Chrome)
What is The Relay Project?
(open-source, community-owned, democratically operated, and free-to-use forever!)
The Relay Project is an up-and-coming WebRTC-based Social Content Network and Client. All the features you’ve come to expect from the big brands can be found within Relay - feeds, comments, user groups, forums, but there's much more...
(So what is it?)
Relay is Democracy. Anyone can contribute. All developmental decisions occur in a public space subject to community audits. Relay will never be sold, shelved, or repurposed and will exist as long as it has a user base. Anyone can create and publish a (secret ballot) public vote for any reason. It’s your call.
Relay is Content. The Relay KeySpace is a paradigm shift in web content delivery. Using the latest browser technology, content loads instantly via always-on two-way socket communication. Using PGP Encryption, user-contributed Relay content is verified automatically and cannot be faked or manipulated in any way. Only the original author has the power to change their KeySpace Content. Content consists of anything from feed posts, to personal web pages, business functionality, even eCommerce Solutions.
It’s your KeySpace.
Relay is Privacy. By default you can’t see anyone on the network and no one can see you. Like any social network, you add friends and contacts and determine what level of access each user has to your KeySpace. No fire walls. No data leaks. No state surveillance. You have Control.
Relay is Reputation. Once you create a PGP Identity, it can never be altered or faked. Public identities created for the purposes of delivering consumer content will inevitably build a strong reputation among that user base. Your Brand is your Reputation.
Relay is Business. Small and Large Business alike benefit by taking advantage of free Enterprise-level functionality in Relay. Whether the goal is a quick and simple business card webpage, or a feature-rich ecommerce shop with cart and payment options, or just live customer support, Relay is the way to go. No server maintenance. No staff overhead. No costs at all. Just business.
Relay is Unifying. Although decentralized in design, all Relay servers are purposed with centralizing the flow of information. On the Relay network, channels of information are unified (via smart networking), and users are only ever one degree of separation away from their destination, or each other. Together is better.
Relay is Local. Once you’re ready to meet people, Relay offers communication in every conceivable category. You can join channels based on interest, locality (like timezone or town), or make up your own. Quickly and easily find like-minded people in a controlled and safe chat environment. Unleash the power of networking.
Relay is Customization. Create a public profile and customize its content to the last HTML tag. Or set up a small (or big) business website that will live on the relay network for free and forever. You can get involved in activities like Public Votes or Community Calls to Action or even write your own new relay scripts to further enrich the social experience. Taking social networking to the next level.
Relay is Best Practice. As new technology appears, as new software patterns emerge, Relay Developers are purposed with implementing the best available solution for any particular problem while maintaining backwards compatibility. As Relay is not owned by anyone, there is no financial (or otherwise) incentive to anything less than the best practice.